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Old June 4 2011, 04:24 AM   #12
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Re: "Supergirl XXX"

23skidoo wrote: View Post
I'm curious - has anyone done any, erm, research into how they're able to get away with all these?
As Dennis says, it's protected speech as long as it's presented as a parody. It's no different, legally, from Saturday Night Live doing a sketch about Superman or Star Trek -- they're using the actual copyrighted names, but in the context of something that's clearly a parody, so they're not trying to compete directly with the original by passing their work off as the real thing.
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